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Man accused of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today the arrest of an Adams County man on a felony charge of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. Stephen Lykins, 57, of Manchester, was arrested this afternoon by agents with the Attorney General’s Crimes Against Children Unit.

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Animals on display

It wasn’t lions, tigers and bears, but dogs and birds of prey were on showcase at the Adams County Libraries this past week. Gloria Napier of Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs and her two search dogs were on hand at the Manchester Library on Friday teaching those in attendance how the dogs in their program find missing people.

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Book donation honors Virginia Rose Rodgers

Virginia Rose Rodgers was a loving mother and grandmother. She also happened to be a great lover of books.

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Book donation honors Virginia Rose Rodgers

Virginia Rose Rodgers was a loving mother and grandmother. She also happened to be a great lover of books.

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Animal Shelter holds grand opening

Staff and Board Members of the Adams County Humane Society gather on June 20 for the ribbon cutting of the newly opened Animal shelter. Pictured, from left, Jessica Huxmann , Nick Mason , Amanda Cantrell , Anita Harover , Karen Franklin , Brian Mason , Teresa Grooms , Phil Miskell , Vonda Jones , Sally White , Bob Smith , and Richard Potter .

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Youth leaders graduate

Top row: Mike Parks, Tad Mitchell, Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, Russ Brewer Middle row: Rickey Deatley, Karlie Harper, Tyler Ryan, Josey Scott, Aaron Pertuset Bottom row: Jacob Miley, Daisee Young, Mckayla Smith, Kasey Hawkins, Taylor Wylie Top row: Mike Parks, Tad Mitchell, Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, Russ Brewer Middle row: Rickey Deatley, Karlie Harper, Tyler Ryan, Josey Scott, Aaron Pertuset Bottom row: Jacob Miley, Daisee Young, Mckayla Smith, Kasey Hawkins, Taylor Wylie Leadership Adams celebrated the graduation of 10 participants in their inaugural youth program Friday afternoon with a ceremony in West Union.

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Soaking Downpours Continue

STATE FORECAST, HERE IS KEVIN ROBINSON. KEVIN: MORE DOWNPOURS, ANOTHER SOGGY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

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Man Charged With Assault On Parole Officers In Aurora

Michael Meeks has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault on a peace officer in connection with the June 8 incident. The Adams County District Attorney’s Office said Meeks, 39, who was also present at the residence at the Monte Vista Apartments at 2014 Emporia Street, pulled a gun on two parole officers with the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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Ground broken on new ODOT site

The Ohio Department of Transportation broke ground Monday on a new full-service maintenance facility in West Union which will replace the current garage on state Route 41. The new facility, located on CIC Boulevard off of state Route 41, will be over 15 acres and will be roughly 35,000 square feet. Among the amenities of the facility will be a roughly 20,000 square foot area for truck storage that will able to accommodate the entire fleet of trucks for Adams County, an over 9,000 square foot office and maintenance building and a roughly 5,000 square foot cold storage building which will include indoor wash bays, salt and material storage buildings and a new fueling station.

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Prosecutors don’t want new court in Lovelace murder trial

A special prosecutor has asked a western Illinois judge to deny a change of venue request from a former Illinois prosecutor accused of killing his first wife. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that special prosecutor Ed Parkinson sent an 18-page filing to the Adams County Court asking to keep Curtis Lovelace’s trial in Quincy.

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